BNE re-opens cross runway

The Cross-Runway at Brisbane Airport has re-opened today after being closed in October last year to allow for essential preparatory works for the New Parallel Runway as part of the $50million Phase One construction program.

Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) CEO and Managing Director, Julieanne Alroe, said the re-opening would be welcomed by the aviation industry – airlines, pilots, Airservices and BAC, and travellers alike.

“The Cross-Runway is a shorter, narrower runway which means its use is limited to smaller aircraft typically used on regional routes, as well as the Royal Flying Doctors Service.

In the right conditions, up to five arriving flights an hour can potentially be put on this runway, freeing up capacity on the Main Runway for larger aircraft,” she said.

With extreme weather events interrupting the construction works in the last three months, Ms Alroe said every available resource had been engaged to make up for lost time.

“The project team has worked around the clock to complete this extensive project as soon as possible despite enduring over 450mm of rain in January and February which resulted in around 20 days delay to the construction program since the Australia Day weekend rains,” she said.

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